Anyone following the case with the Ben-Gals cheerleader and high school teacher who is accused of having sex with a student? Normally I don't care about this stuff but once I see it hit Forbes I do take notice. This is the same person who was suing a website for spreading rumors about her. Amazing how out of control some people are. I also wonder if the Bengals will take any action against her. They never seem to when it's one of their players.
Jones’ case against The Dirty was slated to go to trial this June, but now Jones has run into some legal trouble of her own. This week her reputation is being questioned by prosecutors instead of gossip bloggers. WPTV reports that Jones is facing criminal charges for allegedly having sex with a minor. She was indicted Thursday for “first degree sexual abuse and unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited activities.” She has since resigned from Dixie Heights High School. It sounds as if it could be a case of a Facebook friendship between a teacher and a student that evolved from digital pokes to the offline equivalent.
Nik Richie at TheDirty.com has been having a field day with the news, posting a series of stories that stop just short of saying, “I told you so.”
Back in 2010, Jones actually won a $11-million default judgment in her case, but her cheers quickly died down when it turned out that her lawyer had sued the wrong website (TheDirt.com instead of TheDirty.com). Thus, her lawyer had to file suit a second time, against the right company. In January, a judge ruled that the suit alleging defamation and invasion of privacy could go to trial, and that TheDirty.com was not protected by the Communications Decency Act, which usually shields website from liability for what their commenters write.